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(en) Canada, Vancover, Woodwards Squat: Call for Documents

From "Friends of the Woodwards Squat" <violetta_sera@hotmail.com>
Date Sat, 4 Jan 2003 03:05:57 -0500 (EST)

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Friends of the Woodwards Squat http://www.woodsquat.net
We are compiling a comprehensive collection of writing, interviews, 
photographs, posters and flyers, video and audio recordings, press releases 
and statements, artefacts, graffiti, and other documents in all media to be 
made available to people working on critical documentary studies of the 
Woodwards Squat. Woodsquat Editions will be issuing a catalogue of our 
resources in Spring 2003. We hope these resources will allow for more 
detailed accounts of the 92-day squat action and a new series of 

Resources thus far include:

- Unpublished written accounts of the squat by residents and supporters.
- Audio interviews with Lacey, Craig Ballantyne, Chrystal Durocher, Chris 
Keats, Liz Brown, Kaspar Learn, Ricky Lavallie, Jack Van Der Hyde, Chris 
Barton, Kerry Pakarinen, Roy Archie, Travis Geib, Davin Ouimet, Claude 
Maurice, and "A Native Man." (More to follow!)
- Audio recordings and transcripts of rally speeches by Kaspar Learn, Nathan 
Garfat, Jim Leyden, Bev Meslo, Ivan Drury, Chris Livingstone, Toe Cutter, 
Rick Howard, Skyy Mott, Sky Noralwright, Doris Louis, Ellen Woodsworth and 
- 23 audio recordings of witness statements from the second police eviction 
of 22 September.
- Audio recordings from the lively Squat Poetry Nights on 21 October & 29 
- Nine short video documentaries produced by IMC, Working TV, and Elisha 
- Vancouver Police Department video recordings of the inside eviction and 
arrests of 21 September.
- Video recording of "The Woodwards Squat and the Media" presentation at 
Video In.
- Audio & video recordings of Woodwards Squat Negotiation Team members 
interviewed on Co-op Radio on 12 December & CBC on 13 December.
- 150 articles from The Carnegie Newsletter, The Vancouver Sun, People?s 
Voice, The Province, APC Newsletter, The Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, The 
Vancouver Courier, Westender, The Georgia Straight, The Peak, BC Christian, 
Terminal City Weekly, The National Post, Obstruction of In-Justice, and 
Vancouver Magazine.
- Hundreds of legal documents from the BC Housing injunction and the City of 
Vancouver injunction application and proceedings.
- 54 issues of the Woodsquat newsletter
- Copies of the "Truth Media" broadside (Days 10-12, 20, 49 & 56).
- Statements, reports, minutes, correspondence, posters and flyers from the 
Coalition of Woodwards Squatters and Supporters, Woodwards Social Housing 
Coalition, Woodwards Legal Defense Committee, Woodwards Witness Shift 
Committee, Friends of the Woodwards Squat, Anti-Poverty Committee, Pivot 
Legal Society, Portland Hotel Society, First United Church, The City of 
Vancouver, Coalition of Progressive Electors, and other organizations.
- Dozens of anonymous posters, handbills, and other ephemera.

Specific Documentation Wanted:

- More unpublished written accounts and audio interviews.
- Copies of minutes from squat meetings.
- Copies of articles published in Sing Tao Daily.
- Raw video footage and productions by independent videographers.
- Off-air broadcast recordings from CBC, BC CTV, Global TV and other 
commerical media outlets.
- Copies of the "Truth Media" broadside not already in the collection.
- Artefacts such as the BC Liberal Hotline telephone, hand-made placards, 
and squat structural debris.
- Copies of documents from organizations associated with the squat.

Also needed: people who can transcibe interviews from audio recordings.

Thanks to everyone who supported the Squat during its 92 days of existence! 
See you inside another building soon!

Friends of the Woodwards Squat

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